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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 10 - Part 1

Soprano Hila Plitman returns to Heinz Hall to perform “Darkness in the Ancient Valley” by  Listen


Sarah Law Interview

Jim Cunningham talks to Sarah Law, who wrote the book "Pittsburgh's Point Breeze."      Listen

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Nicola Benedetti - Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy
Violinist Nicola Benedetti plays Bruch's popular Scottish Fantasy with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, then plays traditional Scottish and Irish tunes with renowned folk musicians.
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Holiday Classics
Cozy up with the classics this holiday season with Classical WQED 89.3!
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The WQED Morning Show
Start your day with Jim Cunningham, guests and your favorite music every weekday from 6-10 am!
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Monday-Friday, December 15-19 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Beethoven Quartets

An exploration of this rarified body of works. We’ll take a tour through all 16 quartets, plus the Grosse Fuga. view schedule

Wednesday, December 18 at 10pm
A Taste of Chanukah

Theodore Bikel hosts a joyous Chanukah concert for the whole family, with traditional and contemporary storytelling and music from more than 150 musicians of the New England Conservatory and Boston Community Choir. view schedule

Saturday, December 20 at 7am
Performance Today Weekend

This two hour weekly program which features classical music in concert from sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features. Hosted by Fred Child. view schedule

Saturday, December 20 at 11am
An Operavore Christmas

Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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Guest conductor Juraj Valcuha discusses the Pittsburgh Symphony concerts for Oct 31 - Nov. 2,

 


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WQED Cultural Calendar

Fete Parisienne
Friday, Dec. 19
Presenter: Chatham Baroque
It's 1737. Georg Philipp Telemann has come to Paris to party and play with the city's most eminent musicians - Blavet, Guignon, Forqueray, Edouard, etc. In 2014, Baroque flutist Stephen ...more info

Christmas with The Brass Roots & Organ
Friday, Dec. 19 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: East Liberty Presbyterian Church
ELPC's resident brass ensemble, The Brass Roots, is joined by organist Ed Moore for a festive concert of music for the season. The Brass Roots was founded by four musicians ...more info

Holiday Special
Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra
Warren Davidson conducts holiday favorites such as Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride and A Christmas Festival, as well as Mozart's Symphony #40 in G minor. The Masterworks Concert Chorale joins the ...more info

Christmas with The Tenors
Saturday, Dec. 20 at 8:00 pm
Multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors have invited 15 singers from the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts (PSCA) to join them as guest performers during their "The Perfect Gift: ...more info

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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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